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But where will the vacuum live?

Bloganuary: What irritates you about the home you live in?

Our house was built in the late 80s and still has some of the décor to prove it. (We did finally rid the kitchen of the pink and green wallpaper—a major achievement.)

I’m not sure what the builders were thinking, but while there’s storage space and closets, there’s no good spot for storing upright cleaning equipment—like a vacuum.

The house still had wall-to-wall carpet when we bought it (with dusky pink borders). You’d think someone would’ve paused, looked around, and realized the vacuum needed a place to live.

But really, it’s a minor irritation, and at some point, we’ll rid ourselves of the last vestiges of the 80s. In the meantime, the vacuum will stand sentry, tucked away in one corner of the bedroom, constantly reminding me that I still need to vacuum something.

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Best. House. Ever.


Go on. You know you want a house with a laser tag arena, not to mention a grand BR (for bathroom).  True, there’s no living room, but who needs that when you have a pool with water slides and a lazy river, plus a hot tub and two saunas. And a game room. I think there’s enough “living” going on in this house. You can even play tennis!

Do you like Andrew’s token nod to academics with the homework room on the left there? I asked him about it and he said, “Well, you need someplace to do it.”

I guess so.


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